It can be challenging trying to align your identity as a woman with society’s expectations of what that means.
We’re debating gender and identity a lot at the moment. But sometimes the labels we come up with can be just as oppressive as they seek to define us. Cisgender is one of those labels – and I wrote a piece for the Independent about why I find it a tricky description to identify with.
While I identify comfortably as a woman from a biological point of view, as long as women continue to face the weight of expectation to behave a certain way and accept a sexist society’s boundaries and rules, it’s hard to accept everything that being a woman means in terms of social constraints.